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Cwm Orthin

Finally managed to get out for a brief wander yesterday evening and headed up to Cwm Orthin. I've only previously been there early in the morning so hadn't realised quite how early the sun disappears in these parts! Just about manged to capture the last light in the valley.

This is a combination of 3 exposures to compensate for the fairly deep shadow, and tone mapped in Photomatix.

Any comments / constructive criticism welcomed, as ever Smile

Thanks for looking... Chris

Tags: Landscape North wales Blaenau ffestiniog Cwm orthin Landscape and travel

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pink Plus
14 4.6k 7 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2008 8:47PM
such a magical location, great image-love it

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Alec1 9 4 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2008 8:55PM
Nice capture. Alec
videotec 9 8 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2008 9:12PM
This is fantastic--I really love it--you caught it JUST at the right time I should imagine--Brill
steviehutch 10 18 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2008 9:19PM
superb shot, excellent comp and lighting ........steve
13 Sep 2008 9:37PM
Good composition
Sue_R Plus
11 11 6 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2008 12:43PM
Only just discovered you work. You have some really nice images in your pf, including this one.

Mikelane 10 1 Wales
14 Sep 2008 2:48PM
Lovely composition and good colour well captured regards
CC 9 51 Wales
14 Sep 2008 2:56PM
Thank you all for taking the time to comment - the feedback is immensely valuable!

Cheers Wink

andy210966 9 4 119 Wales
14 Sep 2008 9:12PM
Hi Chris!

Good to see you making good use of the rare weather we have been getting of late.

Lovely composition of an area I know fairly well as it's not far from me!

I would have liked to see a touch more saturation in this shot to warm it up a bit but that is just me.

Lovely work

CC 9 51 Wales
14 Sep 2008 10:52PM
Thanks for that Andy, will have another play. I work from an uncalibrated laptop (really should sort that out) so have a tendancy to over-compensate sometimes!

I was lucky enough to finish work in that area on Friday evening and it seemed too nice an evening to dash back to the Island. I have to take my chances where I can!

Cheers for the feedback.

Chris Smile
FredF 10 1 France
15 Sep 2008 4:03PM
Lovely image.

15 Sep 2008 9:12PM
Stunning image.
Sue_R Plus
11 11 6 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2008 8:46PM
Thanks for your kind comments on my pf and my pics. They are much appreciated. Used to live in Wales before moving to the Highlands so am keeping an eye out for places I recognise.

bobalot 10 10 England
22 Sep 2008 11:41AM
happy to make this great shot 30.

Rgds Bob
User_Removed 10 11 11 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2008 1:19PM
A stunning shot Chris and great use of HDR. I hope you don't mind me saying but I would have been tempted to set the expsoure blending to high or very high. This setting I feel gives a better overall graduation of tones and removes the tell-tall HDR look of an image. If the intention was leave the image with the tell-tale HDR look, then please please ignore everything above.


Chris C
CC 9 51 Wales
22 Sep 2008 7:29PM
Hi all, and many thanks for your comments. I'm happy to receive any advice Chris, so thanks for taking the time Wink

To be perfectly honest I'm still getting to getting to grips with this digital photography lark. There seems to be so many possibilities and I'm still at the stage of playing around to discover what I like & dislike. I did deliberately go for a 'high' rather than 'very high' setting with this image, but I'm still undecided if this is the best option!

It was so much easier in the days of B&W negatives & a few filters for contrast!!!

Thanks again for all the comments folks... Chris Smile
glyndwr 10 66 10 Wales
28 Sep 2008 8:30PM
Strong composition with the lovely curve.

Goggz 10 2.3k 72 Wales
6 Oct 2008 7:57PM
Nicely done, not overcooked IMHO, about Gas Mk 4 Wink
Excellent composition too!
Cheers, Goggz

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